Benjamin Franklin

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printer whose success as an author led him to take up politics

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Cavitch suggests that elegy "remains quarantined within the space of disparagement carved out by two trenchant and memorable satires: At one end, Benjamin Franklin's seventh Silence Dogood letter (1722)," which suggested that elegies were provincial and hypocritical, to "the other end, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885)" with its famous "Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec'd" (3-4), and its sentimentalism.
In 1722, he secretly writes a series of letters, signing them Silence Dogood, for James's weekly newspaper, the New-England Courant.